I was fairly busy: finishing up projects from earlier in the Spring semester, working on new projects and experimenting a lot.
One goal was to use up partial bags of cone 6 clay that had been laying about the studio for far too long. Another goal was to experiment with using slips and trying new forms. Finally set aside a day to take pictures and …. here they are.
This first bowl/platter is made on a form that I found in someone’s bulk trash pile. It turned out fairly well and I like the glaze except for all the tiny glass bubbles in it. Guess that’s because I used dark clay and it gave off the gasses during the firing process. The glaze is Red Gold by Coyote Clay.
Worked with slip and underglaze and a bit of sgraffito. Obviously, I need to refine the process so the words aren’t smeared.
This pot has a rough texture created by a crater slip. The part with the gears has a white slip to emphasize the texture. Overall, I like the effect and will have to try this again.
This artifact/pitcher is a project from Spring semester. It uses a crackle slip and was soda fired.
More from Spring semester. This project was to demonstrate what glazes look like when overlapped and partially blocked out.
A bowl with slip on the outside and glaze on the inside. Again, I like the way the glaze highlights the texture.
A vase with a face. And another (below).
The head is supposed to show left-brain/right-brain. I like the concept but not the execution. Will have to try this one again.
A couple of experimental forms. They were almost too tall for the kiln.
A tiny dancer and a pitcher and a totem …
And another vase and and mug and bowl.
And remember the cat? Well, I added some decals. Here are close-ups …
And that’s how I spent my Spring Break and Summer Hiatus.